Carthaginians and Romans left their mark on the historical centre of Cartagena. Discover their interesting legacy on this guided tour around the old quarter.
Guided Tour of Cartagena
We'll start our guided tour of Cartagena next to the stairs to the walls, where there is a statue of Charles III of Spain. Do you know the link between this Spanish monarch and the region of Murcia?
Just a few steps away we'll set foot in the Plaza de los Héroes de Cavite square, named after the heroes of the Battle of Cavite in the Spanish-American War in 1898. We'll stop at the monument that pays tribute to the victims of said battle and throughout the tour, we'll discover how this conflict, in Philippine waters, had a series of historical consequences on the city.
We'll continue our guided walking tour past the Naval Museum of Cartagena, where we'll stop outside to discover the history of Isaac Peral: the sailer and soldier from Cartagena that came up with the prototype of the first known submarine. Our next stop will be at the Casa del Rey, a historical barrack that housed the Army of Flanders before they left for the Low Countries along the so-called Spanish Road.
Continuing through the old town of Cartagena we'll reach the Cerro del Molinete Archeological Park, where the ruins help us to better understand the Carthaginian and Roman past of the city. Our tour will continue to the Roman Theatre of Cartagena, where we'll visit the ruins of the Byzantine Walls (closed on Mondays).
From the walls, we'll head to the Cornisa Archeological Park; the perfect spot to enjoy excellent views of the Castillo de la Concepción castle. We'll then cross the famous Cuatro Santos street and finish our tour outside the Casa del Niño; by now you'll be experts on the city!
Children must be at least 3 years old to take part on this tour.
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Tour in English
Children between 3 and 10 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide specialised in the history of Cartagena.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Carlos III Monument (bust of Charles III), in front of the steps to the walls.